Apprenticeships : Labour won guarantee of 7,800 more apprenticeships

1 November 2010

Marlyn Glen has dismissed nationalist claims that the number of apprenticeships has more than doubled in Dundee thanks to SNP policies as "the SNP trying to take credit for the proposals of others."

Ms. Glen said,

" Thanks to Labour demands, the SNP Government agreed to guarantee the provision of an extra 7,800 apprenticeships to enable the Scottish Budget to be approved for the 2009-10 financial year.

"Labour emphasised the need for increased support and investment in apprenticeship training

" Labourís proposals also saw an Apprenticeship Summit that brought together employers, unions and business to ensure that Scotlandís apprentices have the skills to take advantage of the economic upturn. "



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